The buzz for LucasArts’ Kinect Star Wars is decidedly negative. But the Force is strong with this new live-action promotional trailer.
Since it was first announced, Kinect Star Wars video game has filled fans with anxiety. The idea of using Microsoft’s motion-sensing technology to control a hacking-and-slashing Jedi is an alluring one, but the game is saddled with dreaded on-rails gameplay and controls that are reportedly full of bugs. All in all, it looks like a lackluster cash-in title, but consumers will make the ultimate judgment when it’s finally released in April.
But even if it’s a stinker, when you’ve got as much money as Lucasfilm does, you can afford to create awesome promotional materials like this one for any product you choose. The video — which contains no in-game footage whatsoever — imagines what would happen if an everyday, dorky kind of guy was put into Obi-Wan Kenobi’s shoes for his final duel against Darth Vader aboard the Death Star. Things don’t quite go the way Vader’s expecting, and the results are pretty funny.
I should point out that it’s all good fun until the very last “payoff” shot, which will either make you laugh hysterically, or want to gauge your eyes out. When you see the buildup that precedes it, it won’t be remotely surprising. But it’s worse than you’ll be imagining. You’ve been warned.